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Superintendent's Message

June, 2015

As you may have heard via local media outlets, Grant Park High School recently was notified as being a recipient of one of the most prestigious honors available in public education.  District officials were informed that US News and World Report has ranked Grant Park High School as a “Top 25%” High School in the entire United States.  GPHS was bestowed the “Bronze” award, which recognizes top-performing high schools in the nation.  GPHS is a recipient of this award due to extremely high student achievement levels in both math and reading.

During the past month, I have received many positive phone calls, email correspondence, and other forms of “congrats” for this award.  However, those positive remarks (although I very much enjoy them) should be diverted to our staff and student body.  Mr. Sanidas and the teaching staff have worked very hard to create a culture of high expectations at the HS.  The student body has responded and understand the value of a quality education.   It is about Excellence in Everything We Do-  what we here in the district informally call the “GP WAY.”  The award is a district accomplishment, as every staff member contributes to the academic growth of a student!   

Thank you for making the 2014-15 school year one of the best in GP history!  I hope you enjoy the summer months and have the opportunity to spend some time with family and friends.  Registration for the 2015-16 school year is right around the corner (Wednesday, August 5th).  See you then and gear up, as we are anticipating another fantastic school year!

Dr. John Palan
Superintendent, Grant Park #6

John Palan